Freya Ridings continues the hype for her Blood Orange album with new single “Can I Jump?” – released alongside her second Live At Alexandra Palace performance video. Ridings also officially announces that the release date of the Blood Orange album is moving forward to April 28 th , in preparation for an intimate album release tour which starts that same day. Writing the track with Scott Harris (Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes) and Annika Bennett along with Grammy Award winning producer Federico Vindver (Coldplay, Meghan Trainor), “Can I Jump?” is indicative of the full-force, organic passion that shines throughout the Blood Orange album. It’s a song that’s as optimistic as it is
euphoric, as Freya realises that making the big decision requires taking a leap of faith that everything will work out for the best. “Can I Jump?” was inspired by the biggest of decisions – the prospect of getting married to her partner after an on/off/on relationship which started when she was 19-years-old.
Freya says: “I have always had trust issues. I mean, I’m a solo artist! I could have been in a band, but it always felt safer to do things alone. And I liked to be in control. And there’s a huge element where you cannot be in control when you’re getting married to someone. You have to trust and love them completely. So I was like: can I jump?”
Meanwhile, the upcoming album release tour in celebration of Blood Orange will represent Freya’s first headline shows in eighteen months. Having previously sold-out large venues such as London’s Eventim Apollo, the tour represents a rare opportunity for fans to see Freya perform in more intimate venues. Each show is hosted in conjunction with a local record store, and fans can buy ticket / album
bundles HERE. “Can I Jump” follows on from February’s “Face in The Crowd”, a classic Freya Ridings ballad in which she bares her soul to deal with heartbreak, as well as January’s UK Top 40 single “Weekends” – an airplay hit with radio support from Radio 1, Radio 2, Capital, Virgin Radio, Bauer Hits and Bauer Pride, Freya also performed “Weekends” on The Graham Norton Show and Sunday Brunch alongside support by the likes of Billboard, Wonderland, Notion, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Tonight, Ones to Watch and Official Charts.
The lightning-in-a-bottle emergence of Freya Ridings with “Lost Without You” and her self-titled debut album made her one of the surprise international success stories of recent years. The single made Freya the first female artist to have an entirely self-written Top 10 hit since Kate Bush’s original release of ‘Running Up That Hill’ in 1985, and in the process set-up her debut album for immense global success: a #3 UK chart position, a billion+ streams, and a phenomenal 47 Platinum and Gold
certifications from all around the world. With Freya’s Freya’s summer festival schedule so far including Tunes In The Dunes (May 14th), Hideaway Festival (August 6th) and Hardwick Festival (August 19th), stay tuned for everything else Freya has planned as she peels back the layers of
FREYA RIDINGS – ALBUM RELEASE SHOW DATES:
28th – Kingston, Przym (hosted by Banquet Records)
30th – Coventry, The Empire (hosted by HMV)
1st – Manchester, Club Academy (hosted by Crash Records)
2nd – Portsmouth, New Theatre Royal (hosted by Pie & Vinyl)
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